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ichard Wojtowicz checks out the artwork of Jacob Pawlowski, 9, at St. Nicholas/St.Mary’s School’s ‘Celebrate the Arts’ program Thursday. Students in grades fourthrough eight showed their talents in music, art, public speaking and culinary arts.
WILKES-BARRE – A formercounty sheriff deputy facing charges in a case where policesaysheharassedandassaulteda womanwhohadbeenseeingherformerpartnerwillstandtrialinSeptember, a county judge saidFriday.Jennifer M. Roberts, 33, ap-peared in county court Friday with her attorney, Peter PaulOlszewski Jr., where they re-questedatrialonchargesofbur-glary,simpleassault,aggravatedassault and harassment.Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr.said a trial will begin with jury selection on Sept. 24.Olszewski, a former county judge, also said a hearing to ad-dress motions in the case needsto be held. Among the requestshe noted were: medical records,social media networking pagesand evidence that the victim inthecase,SheilaSult,wasonpro-bation at the time of the allegedincident and may have been in-toxicated.In January Olszewski filedseveral re-quests to ex-clude evidencefrom the case,includinganin-cident Roberts was allegedly involved in at a Mountain Toprestaurant and at her formerpartner’shomeinFebruary2011;protection-from-abuse petitionsRoberts and her former partnerfiled against each other; any statements the two made to Lu-zerne County Sheriff John Gilli-gan and other requests. The case is being prosecutedby Senior Deputy Attorney Gen-eral George Zaiser.According to a criminal com-plaint, police responded to a 911hang up call at Sheila Sult’s Re-gent Street home on July 22shortly after midnight.Police said Sult was intoxicat-edandvisiblyupset,withsevereswelling under her eye, lumpson the back of her head andscratches on her neck.Sult said she was at the mall with Mary Jean Farrell and thatRoberts began calling Farrell’sphoneandtextinghermessages.A short while later, Sult saidshe posted some things aboutthe encounter on her social net- working page on Facebook, andthat Roberts became aware of the postings and called Farrell.Sult said Farrell went to herhouse and pleaded with her totake the postings down, but thatshe refused and asked Farrell toleave her house. While leaving, Farrell got acall from Roberts. Police saidRobertsarrivedatthehouseand when Sult started to open thedoor, Roberts pushed it openand attacked Sult.“Roberts proceeded to pushSult over a loveseat and violent-lypunchedSult(in)thefaceandhead,” arrest records say.PolicesaidFarrellhadtointer- venetostopRoberts’attack,andthat Sult suffered a “violentblow” beneath her eye, causing swelling, blurry vision, a head-ache and lumps on the top andback of her head, as well asscratches on her neck and twobroken necklaces.According to court papers,Sult, 45, was sentenced to thecounty’s Intermediate Puni-shment Program in January 2010 for 12 to 24 months, withthe first 12 months on house ar-rest, stemming from a driving under the influence-related inci-dent.
Ex-deputy’s plea for trial OK’d
Jennifer Roberts is accusedof assaulting a woman over apersonal relationship.
ete Lewis, as he was affection-ately known to all, died on Fri-day, April 27, 2012 at GeisingerSouth – Community Care HospiceCenter, Wilkes-Barre, from injuriessustained in an accident on March24, 2012 while serving his churchand God.Pete was born Albert Eugene Le- wisonFeb.13,1935tothelateMyr-tle E. and John O. Lewis in Nesco-peck. Pete was raised in Wapwallo-pen. and lived his adult life in PondHill. Pete graduated from Shick-shinny High School in the class of 1953.He served his country in the U.S.Navy from 1956 to 1960 with duty aboardtwodestroyers,TheRichardE. Krause and The USS Ingraham.He married Marie M. Hess onMay 10, 1956. Pete had a long andextensive work history with factory positions throughout the years atConsolidated Cigar, CoManco, Al-lenwood Steel, Strick Trailer, Data-com Paper Products, and BerwickIndustries, all in the Berwick area.Petealsoworkedforashorttimeasa carpenter’s assistant with DaleAmbose Construction, butcher withHowardCampbell’sMeatMar-ket, Mocanaqua, Dana Perfume Co.in Mountain Top, and Acme MetalProducts, Wilkes-Barre. He last workedforPCM,Nanticoke,wherehe worked part-time.Petelovedlifeandbroughtmuch joy to those around him with his in-fectious laugh and easygoing na-ture. His life was his family andfriendsforwhomhecaredsomuch.He never let life’s problems worry himandalwayslookedonthebrightside. In the early years of his mar-riage when finances were tight, he would be heard telling Marie,“Don’t worry about it, we will liveon love.”He selflessly served othersthroughout his whole life as volun-teer. He was a past member of thePondHill-LilyLakeAmbulance,andmember of St. Mark’s LutheranChurch, Pond Hill, where he hasbeenaninspirationandpreciousco- worker carrying on the ministry of the church. Pete never said “no” toanyone and was willing to serve wherever he felt called, whether it was service to God or his friends,family or community. If there was acause,hewasthefirsttopickupthetorch and lead.In his church, he served so many rolestheycan’tbeadequatelylisted,except to say he enjoyed serving onChurch Council, playing the guitarfor Sunday worship services, sing-ing in the choir and even spreading God’s Word by leading the serviceandpreachingwhenthechurchhadno Pastor. He also served as a Sun-day School Superintendent for theSt. Mark’s Union Sunday School in years past.Pete selflessly shared anotherGod-given gift with most people hemet.Hehadagiftofcreatingmusic without reading any music. Heplayed the guitar, mandolin, banjo,harmonica, and keyboard/ pianothroughouthislifeandwasinvolved withseveralamateurbandsoverthe years. He would play for weddings,birthdayparties,campoutsandfire-man’s carnivals with his brother Ol-iver “Dutch” Lewis in the “LewisBrothers Band” and previously played with Jay Bloom in “TheMoonlighters.” Pete met Marie while he was playing for “RobertHess & The Mountain Gang”. Petestood alongside other area musi-cians and friends including MarvinKline, Tom Rynick and the late An-dreas Derby.Most recently he could be foundinareanursingfacilitiesandchurch-es playing the guitar and mandolinalongside his singing partner EllieMae“Elnora”Shingler,entertaining the facility residents and parishion-ers at church services or socialevents. Family gatherings were of-ten filled with the sounds of Petesingingandtuningupthemandolin with a round of the old Blue Grassfavorite “Red Wing.”Pete was predeceased by hisbrother, Oliver “Dutch” Lewis andsister, Arlene “Min” Alman.Surviving, along with his wife of 55 years, Marie, are son Darrell E.Lewis and wife, Karen, D.(Sheetz)Lewis, Royersford. He is also sur- vived by sister, Hazel “Liz” Smith,Lofty; close brother-in-law and sis-ter-in-law, Alvin and Eilene Craw-ley,SlocumTownship;sister-in-law,RobertaHess,Pringle;sister-in-law,Jean Hess, Greenfield, Ind. andmanyotherrelativesincludingniec-es and nephews from both the Hessand Lewis sides of the family. Petehas always been surrounded by astrong network of friends and he will be missed deeply.
arebyHeller’sFuneralHome,Ne-scopeck,withaviewingonMonday,April 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Pete willlie in state at St. Mark’s LutheranChurch, Pond Hill, PA 18660 fromnoonto12:45p.m.onTuesday,May 1,followedbythefuneralserviceat1p.m. with Pastor Debra North offi-ciating. Interment will follow at theZion UCC Cemetery, Lily LakeRoad, Slocum Township, PA.Memorial contributions may bemade to St. Mark’s LutheranChurch, c/o Eilene Crawley 276 Li-ly Lake Road, Wapwallopen, PA18660, or Hospice Community Care, 601Wyoming Ave., Kingston,PA18704.
Albert Eugene ‘Pete’ Lewis
April 27, 2012
Rita M.McDermott,83, a SouthScranton resi-dent, died Thursday atHospice Com-munity Care.She was pre-ceded in deathby her husband Robert McDer-mott, who died in 2000.Born in Avoca, daughter of thelate John and Marie HopkinsBlack, she was a graduate of St.John the Evangelist High School,Pittston. She was a member of St.Paul of the Cross Parish, SouthScranton.Ritawasalovingmother,grand-mother, great-grandmother, sister,and friend. She truly lived for herfamilyandappreciatedherSunday gatherings with them. She was anavid Notre Dame Fan, who spenther Saturdays watching her Fight-ing Irish.Her family would like to thankDr. Salvatore Scialia, Dr. JamesStefanelli, Dr. Michael Jalowiec,HeartlandHospice,andhertwofa- vorite nurses, Tracy and Chris, forall their care and compassion. They would also like to thank thestaff at Hospice Community Care,Dunmore,fortheircareofRitaandfor the support for her family.Surviving are four sons, Robertand wife, Katie, Scranton; Michael,Scranton; Jerome and wife, Cathy,Duryea; Timothy and wife, Shelly,Scranton; daughter Mariann Genelland husband Frank, Moosic; sisterMary Mullin, Ohio; brother JamesBlack and wife, Helen, Moosic; 10grandchildren, Michael, Brian, Mi-chelle, Amy, Nicole, Janelle, Kelly and Kristen McDermott and Frankand Jennifer Genell; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.She was also preceded in death by three sons, Kevin, Daniel, and Mar-tin; one sister, Peggy Black and twodaughters-in-law; Eileen McDermottand Adella McDermott.
willbeMondayat9:15a.m.fromtheLeonS.GorgolFuneralHome, 1131 Pittston Ave., SouthScranton,underthedirectionofDes-eraeGondellaMalone,FuneralDirec-tor, with Mass of Christian Burial at10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus andMary Church, Prospect Avenue,South Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott P. Sterowski, Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Inter-ment, Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Da- visStreet,Scranton.FriendsmaycallSunday 3 to 7 p.m.Inlieuofflowers,memorialcontri-butions can be made to HeartlandHospice Services, 38 Main Street,Pittston,PA18640and/ortoHospiceCommunity Care, 100 William St.,Dunmore, PA18510.
Rita M. McDermott
April 26, 2012NUANGOLA – The sewer au-thority reviewed contract pro-posals from13 companies for itsproposed sewer system projectduring a special meeting Friday night. The project is scheduledto commence in late May. While none of the bids wasspecified for acceptance, theproposaloftheAnrichCompany of Wayne appeared to be lowestfor one major phase of the pro- ject: $4,827, 200 for work withinNuangola borough, and DukaEnterprises of Pottsvillesubmit-ted $1,276,555 for the “ForceMain” phase. Anrich’s bid alsoincluded $947,627 for what wasdescribed as “Alternative1” and$382,200for“Alternative2”.Du-ka proposed a supplementalprice of $1,606,150 as well as$529,200 for “Alternative 1.” The force main will be thatsectionofpipingwhichwilltrav-el from Nuangola into Rice Township and Dorrance Town-ship to the treatment plant of the Mountain Top Area JointSanitary Authority.Before the bid opening wasconducted, there was specula-tion that a completed system would cost over $9million. Instead totalbidsrangedfromalowof just over $7 millionto a high of $16 mil-lion.David Pekar, chair-man of the authority,announced that thebids would be tabulat-edbyRichKresge,pro- ject engineer who isassociated with theQuad3 Group of Wilkes-Barre.Pekar said Kresge would reportbacktoauthoritymembers,and,thereafter, a public announce-ment will be made on an award-ing.At the conclusion of the meet-ing, Kresge said that in his view,“the bids are in line with what Iexpected.,” but he would offerno speculation on the outcome.In another matter related tothe sewer project, boroughcouncil, meeting in special ses-sion, rejected on a 5-2 vote thepurchase of a federal surplustrailerthatwastoactasarecord-keeping and operational centerfor the sewer authority. Instead,council,attheinitiativeofCoun-cilmanJohnKochan,actedtolo-cate the center in the basementof the municipal building in aspace that Council-man Ron Kaiser saidmeasures51feetby24feet in comparison tothe trailer being 9 feetby 36 feet. Thetrailerhadbeenapproved for purchaseat Monday night’smeetingoftheauthor-ity.Itwasproposedby Kochan,however,thatpayment on a checkfor $2,995 be stopped and thetrailer purchase be curtailed. In-stead, council will lease thebasement space to the authority for just $1.In addition, council tabled astorm water ordinance pending Councilwoman Elaine Donahueconducting negotiations withAlfred Benesch Engineers onthe price of drawing up the ordi-nance.Beneschlistedthecostas$1,500. Since she was successfulin other recent negotiations with Benesch, when Donahue was asked how much of a reduc-tion she would seek, she said:“50 percent.”
Nuangola studying 13 sewer bids
Total bids range from $7million to $16 million. Councilrejects buying a trailer.
Times Leader Correspondent
At the conclu-sion of themeeting, Kresgesaid that in hisview, “the bidsare in line withwhat I expect-ed.”
CHICORA— A westernPennsylvania man is jailedon charges including childendangerment after state po-lice say he bound his 17-month-old son with ducttape then took a picture of the boy using his wife’s cellphone.Online court records don’tlist an attorney for 24-year-old Joshua Maxwell Miller,of Sugarcreek Township, who was charged Tuesday af-ter a relative of his wife for- warded the picture to statetroopers based in Kittanning.
Dad jailed on charge he taped up tot
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